Welcome to the Darn Good Farm
The Darn Good Farm is an idyllic, six-plus acres in Arlington, Washington, about an hour north of Seattle. Among the over-indulged livestock residing here are a few debutante dairy goats (Nubians and LaManchas), a breeding pair of Lowline Angus cattle, a couple of Lowline Angus beef steers, and a handful of Ameraucana chickens who lay blue eggs and Marans chickens who lay dark brown eggs.
Farm Fresh News
- January 2016 Both festive and functional, the heated hummingbird feeder is keeping the tiny locals sugared up.
- December 2015 Though hoping for hover-boards, the the steers and goats enjoyed their Christmas fruit salad anyway.
- Updated: Oct 2015 It's Beef Season Again:
Everything you need to know... »
- Updated: Sep 2015 The Latest on Loki Dog: it's good to be a NW dog »
- August 2015 a summer as hot as this one is appreciated by no one more than the tomatoes »
- July 2016 a tiny frogger makes himself at home in the Hydrangea.
- May 2015 Cows' first day in the spring pasture »
- April 2015 Easter Goats »
- June 2014 Goat Podium: My neighbor Russ built the goats a play structure; they now live there »
- April 2014 Meet the 2014 Lowline Angus Calves
See Betty and Petunia's Calves, and see if you can stand the devastating frolic. More photos in the Lowline Angus Gallery »
- December 2013 Winter has come. The bovines endure »
- August 2013 Cat nap done right »
- May 2013 Meet the 2013 Lowline Angus Calves
Photos and Videos Brace Yourself for The Cuteness »
- July 2012 Vaccination day for the new calf »
- April 2012 Violet's Calf is Born »
- Jan 2012 The First Snowstorm of the Year
See the farm, cattle, and Loki dog »
- Dec 2011 Introducing Loki
From stray to potential K-9 to new Darn Good GSD »
- Oct 2011 March to see the Larches
Hiking the North Cascades with Foster Dog Asha »
- Sep 2011 Sad news on Mishka Dog »
Mishka's Index of Photo Galleries »
- July 4, 2011 Jello Freedom Chicken »
- May 10, 2011 It's a girl!
Meet Petunia, the new Lowline Angus calf »
- Updated: June 2010 Violet the Calf
Born to the cow who "wasn't pregnant" »
- Updated: June 2010 The Lowline Angus Photo Gallery
Meet the Darn Good Cows »
- May 2010 Happy Mother's Day
To my Darn Good Mom »
- April 2010 The Most Auspicious Chicken Pasture Ever
See the new Anti-Eagle Pasture Air Defense System »
- Nov 2009 A Hard Molting for Gi-Gi the Chicken
The awkward in-between feathers stage »
- Jun 2009 Zooey Dog: 1992-2009
The late, great Zooey: A Retrospective »
- Feb 2009 Lowline Cattle in the News
NPR's Marketplace Morning Report features Lowline Angus »
- Jan 2009 Orphan Chick Update
Chicky Boy has a new home »
- Jan 2009 It's Flood Season
The Stillaguamish Goes Big »
- Dec 2008 The East Coast Farm Co-Owners Visit
Kim, Jeanne, and Vivian »
- Dec 2008 Happy Holidays
from the Darn Good Farm »
- Dec 2008 Snow Storm 2008!
Arlington rules the NW Covergence Zone with well over 2' of snow »
- July 2008 Sad Calving News
Lowline Angus calf dies at birth »
- May 22, 2008 Mable Has Kidded!
See her Nubian buckling kid, Moose »
- May 19, 2008 Newly Hatched Chicks
They are a cross of Ameraucana and Marans breeds »
- May 3, 2008 Tilly Has Kidded!
See her LaMancha doe kid, Cricket »
Nubian and LaMancha Dairy Goats
Mable and Tilly are both registerable dairy goats (Nubian and LaMancha respectively) with blue-blood, show lineage. Though the Darn Good Dilettantes choose not to travel the show circuit themselves, their kids are ideal candidates for dairy, show, 4H, pack-goat or pet homes.
If you are interested in a Darn Good Goat Kid and are prepared to offer them a caring home, please »
Naturally Raised Lowline Angus Beef Quarters for Sale
Every summer the Darn Good Farm hosts a couple of Lowline Angus meat steers. True to breed, the steers marble exceptionally, producing rich, flavorful, high-choice beef. While here, the steers live the best cow-life possible on free-range pasture, with a bit of grain, and the occasional watermelon, bag of raisin bagels, or loaf of cinnamon-swirl bread. They are unfailingly treated with kindness and respect, and processed as humanely as possible. If you are interested in a quarter or more of naturally raised Lowline Angus, please »
See the Lowline Angus Photo Gallery »